a) [also + plural verb British English]TCN
people who write reports for newspapers, radio, or television:
The press have been very nasty about him.
reports in newspapers and on radio and television:
To judge from the press, the concert was a great success.
The band has received good press coverage (=the reports written about something in newspapers).
local/national etc press
The story was widely covered in the national press.
to be criticized in the newspapers or on radio or television:
The government 's policy on mental health care is getting an increasingly bad press.
to be praised in the newspapers or on radio or television:
Our recycling policy is getting a good press.
a business that prints and sometimes also sells books:
the Clarendon Press
b) also printing pressTCN
a machine that prints books, newspapers, or magazines
a piece of equipment used to put weight on something in order to make it flat or to force liquid out of it:
a trouser press
a flower press
a light steady push against something small:
push[countable, usually singular] especially British English
Give the button another press.
if a newspaper, magazine, or book goes to press, it begins to be printed:
All information was correct at the time we went to press.
a crowd of people pushing against each other